Sunday, 9 June 2019

Recalled: Daesang brand of rice seasoning recalled due to undeclared allergens

A brand of rice seasoning from South Korea has been recalled in Singapore due to the presence of undeclared allergens such as egg, milk, wheat and oyster.

The recall involves all batches of Daesang brand Seafood Rice Sprinkles and Vegetable Rice Sprinkles, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Saturday (Jun 8).

“Consumers who are allergic to egg, milk, wheat or oyster should not consume the implicated products,” said SFA. “Those who have consumed the implicated products and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice.”

Consumers who have bought the affected products may contact the importer, Sing Long Foodstuff Trading, at 62845254 for enquiries or exchange.

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Do you really need to hit 10,000 steps a day?

We have all heard that getting in 10,000 steps every day is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

But a new study suggests you might be able to lower that daily benchmark and take half as many steps.

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, found that older women who took just 4,400 steps a day slashed their risk of early death by more than 40%.

The mortality rate decreased with more steps taken, before leveling out at around 7,500 steps a day.


The danger of dietary supplements for teens

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From weight loss tea to protein shakes, the wellness business is booming - and teens are one of the biggest targets.

But a new study suggest people under the age of 25 are particularly vulnerable to serious side effects from dietary supplements that promote slimming, muscle building or energy boosts.

The research, led by a team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found young people who take 'enhancement' products are three times more likely to get sick than their peers who take vitamins.

'The FDA has issued countless warnings about supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building or sport performance, sexual function, and energy, and we know these products are widely marketed to and used by young people,' said lead author Flora Or, a researcher with Harvard's center for preventing eating disorders.